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Director, Academic Applications

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Director, Academic Applications
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170120
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Director of Academic Applications within Enterprise Systems is responsible for managing the delivery and support of the portfolio of enterprise applications for academic and student services including vendor applications, in-house development, and ongoing maintenance. This position provides leadership to the Academic Applications group and is responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, and coordination of the group’s activities. The Director collaborates with university offices to analyze requirements and develop recommendations for supporting and reengineering business processes to achieve the greatest benefits for the university. This position plans the delivery and implementation of new services, supports existing services, and facilitates continuous process improvement of services. The Director of Academic Applications provides guidance to technical staff on best practices and efficiencies and contributes to the definition and implementation of strategic goals for Enterprise Systems.

Virginia Tech is unable to sponsor applicants for work visas for this vacancy.

Required Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
-Experience in business process analysis and requirements gathering
-Demonstrated experience in systems analysis and development of web applications, automated processes, and/or reports that use a relational database system such as Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, or PostgreSQL
-Experience using modern object-oriented development and design methodologies in one or more programming languages
-Working knowledge of SQL and relational database design
-Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
-Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
-Strong analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business Information Technology, Computer Science or related field
-Experience with business processes and applications supporting higher education
-Experience leading project teams for enterprise level development or implementation projects
-Experience working with Ellucian (formerly SunGard HE) Banner systems
-Experience with student and academic business processes
-Experience with programming languages such as Java/J2EE, Groovy, Ruby, Python, PHP, .NET, or JSP
-Experience programming using web application frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate, Grails, or Rails

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 professional references to jobs.vt.edu. Apply to posting #AP0170120. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Academic Applications
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F 8-5
Job Posting Date: 04/21/2017
Review Begin Date: 05/05/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/75681

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
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    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
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    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
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    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
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    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
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  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents